by Strawberry Jam
One of the perks of living in Ft Lauderdale is that there is always something interesting to do or another new event going on and this weekend is no exception. There’s no excuse for you to be stuck at your local watering hole week after week. Here are some picks to shake things up that sound promising enough to keep you on your feet for the next couple of days and downing enough caffeine fit for a small diner come Monday morning.
This Friday ArtServe Ft Lauderdale and The Bubble team up for the fifth annual Red Eye, the yearly shindig that showcases local pieces “aimed at promoting fresh, underground art that serves as a conversation piece”. Featured visual art, sculpture/pottery, jewelery, fashion, and short films must be centered around either lowbrow/pop surrealism art or social commentary. The exhibit is $5 from 6-9pm at Art Serve at 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard. Afterward head over to The Bubble’s Itty Bitty Blazar Gala for a continuation of artwork, fashion show, and music from Dooms De Pop, Bad Ass, Radar vs. Wolf, Scott Mitchell Putesky, and Green Mantles. $10 includes drinks and treats. Read more about it in CityLink’s “Look into the Red Eye”.
Join Twilight Notes at Brew (209 SW 2nd Ave) from 8 to midnight for happy hour prices on beer and wine all night and music from Shade, Stell*R, and Adam Foster. The evening is to kick things off for their new monthly parties every first Wednesday of the month to be held at Himmarshee Sidebar.
Also this Friday catch South Florida reggae/Jamaican dub band Spred the Dub at Monterey Club (2608 S Federal Highway) from 10pm-2am. Be sure to click their link to see weekly scheduled shows as you don’t want to miss this smooth-sounding band that’s guaranteed to put on a good show or we’ll buy you a beer. Spred the Dub @ Monterey Club Facebook event link here.
For those slightly south of the heart of Ft Lauderdale, you have another free event: eLemental eXpressions featuring South Florida dubstep artists Somejerk, Okulus Anomali, Doctor Jones, Indovisual, and FTG. This runs from 10pm-4am at Now Art Cafe at 1802 S Young Circle. For time slots and more info check out eLemental eXpressions here and for a preview of what you’ll hear and for future events miamidubstep.blogspot.com.
If Friday night’s quadruple whammy of art and music doesn’t satisfy your fix, take part in the elusive Laser Wolf Productions‘ latest event: Because We Like to Party. Art by local fave Gurty, the ever growing Iron Forge Press, and about a dozen others. Sounds provided by Blond Fuzz, Beings, and Web Low Boys. The event will be at a 4,000 ft. air-conditioned (!) warehouse at 1145 NE 9th Ave. $5 gets you in and another Lincoln gets you a beer cup til the keg runs dry.
Squeeze those last few drops of the weekend out on the beach where Ft Lauderdale’s On Til Dawn will host Mas Carne, another of their free on-the-sand dance parties from 11am-8pm by the Yankee Clipper. Don’t forget to bring something yummy for the grill in appreciation for the free tunes and company. Check out ontildawn.blogspot.com for featured mixes and music news.